The Atlantic Bookshelf: A Guide to Good Books

A. DOZEN novels, the first of which appeared in 1912, half a dozen honorary degrees, the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for 1922, and the Prix Femina Américaine for 1933, all attest the literary achievement of Willa Cather. Readers should pay heed when in her first collection of essays she pays tribute to those writers and critics who represent good literature in her mind.